Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said she was excited after running another world-leading time in the 100m at the Velocity Fest meeting at the National Stadium on Saturday in what could probably be her final race of the season.
The four-time world 100m champion clocked 10.86 lowering her own season-best and world lead of 10.87 set on August 8. Elaine Thompson-Herah, running in a separate heat, clocked 10.92, the second-fastest time on the day.
Fraser-Pryce, who has a personal best of 10.70, was a comfortable winner over sprint hurdler Megan Tapper (11.82) and Melaine Walker 12.85. She revealed afterwards that in the days leading up the meet there were challenges.
“I am excited about the time because the last two weeks since I ran the last Velocity Fest things haven’t been going well with my knee and my toe so I am just careful to come out here and put together a solid run, so I am very happy for that,” she said.
That being said, the two-time Olympic champion indicated that Saturday’s run might be her last for 2020 as she looks forward to the possibility of the Olympic Games in the summer of 2021.
“It’s something that I am contemplating. As I said, this year there is nothing much to prove. Next year, hopefully, there will be an Olympic Games and you don’t want to risk anything at this point, so for me it’s something that is definitely on the books.”
Source: Leighton Levy